Category Archives: Pediatrics

Top 5 reasons kids go to the ER over the holidays

The holidays are an exciting time for children. But between playful reunions and hectic schedules, it’s easy for a child to wind up in the emergency room. Dr. Ameera Nauman and advanced nurse practitioner Elizabeth Schmerold, part of the OSF HealthCare Medical Group pediatric care team, urge parents to be aware of these top five […]

Helping kids with sickle cell disease live their healthiest lives

Affecting nearly 100,000 Americans*, sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited, lifelong red blood cell disorder. Normal red blood cells are round and flow easily through blood vessels, carrying oxygen throughout the body. Someone with SCD produces an abnormal type of hemoglobin in the cells, which causes the red blood cells to take on a […]